Top or Flop? Hudson’s Bay in The Netherlands

In the beginning of September the Canadian well-known warehouse Hudsons’ Bay has opened it’s first stores in The Netherlands.

Since the day Hudson’s Bay had announced its intention to open a chain of warehouses in the Netherlands I was really looking forward to these new stores. In my mind I drew a picture of a “shopping heaven”. Something fresh, innovative, fun… something that we have not had before.  

Keeping my hopes very high,  I dropped by the branch of Hudson’s Bay in The Hague. Continue Reading

Review: Activated Charcoal Soap

Lately skincare products with activated charcoal are gaining a lot of attention.

Soaps with activated charcoals are one of the most popular skin care products currently in the market. According to reviews they clean the skin without irritating or drying it.

For the past few weeks I have been trying out a soap bar with activated charcoal from Black Diamonds Essentials. The brand stands for quality and clarity in ingredients offering the soap bar that not only contains activated charcoal, but also oils that moisturize the skin Continue Reading

Basic Course on Styling: Artemis Academie

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From September for eight weeks I was following a course on basic styling (Basismodule Styling) offered by the Artemis Styling Academie in Amsterdam.

Already from the first lesson we started creating so-called moodboards – a sort of collage inspired by our feelings/mood on a certain subjects. The process itself was quite fun and creative. However there were times when I was feeling left aside. Continue Reading